NameGin.com's privacy and data protection practices on the web. This notice describes the privacy policy for NameGin.com on its website, such as the type of information gathered and tracked on NameGin.com, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

Links to Other Sites

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by a NameGin web site.

The NameGin web site contains some links to other sites that are not owned or administered by NameGin. Please be aware that NameGin is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other third party sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of every web site you visit.

Active and Passive Collection

On our sites, we collect information in two ways: actively and passively. Active information collection refers to instances in which you voluntarily provide information to us, such as by completing a registration form, signing up for an electronic newsletter, or sending us a message via an e-mail reply mechanism provided by any of our sites. Passive information collection refers to instances in which we collect information from you that you have not actively provided.

Generally, collected information can be in a personally identifiable form (“personal data” or “personally identifiable information”) as well as in a manner that does not allow you to be identified.

Collection and Use of the Personal Data You Provided To Us

You can visit most of our sites without disclosing your personally identifiable information and we do not collect personal data from you unless you may choose to voluntarily provide it to us. When a visitor chooses to provide personally identifiable information to NameGin, NameGin uses this information solely for the purposes for which it was provided as described at the time of collection. For example, you may choose to provide us with your name and postal or e-mail address to correspond with you or to provide you with the service or information you requested but we will not contact you for any unrelated reasons. If you give us personal information about somebody else, we assume that you have that person’s permission to do so.

We generally retain personal data only for as long as necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected.

Information We Collect when You Access our Site

When you access our site, our servers automatically log information about your visits in the normal course of establishing and maintaining web connections. Server logs record statistical information, such as visitors' IP addresses, type of operating systems, time and duration of visit, web pages requested, and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types. These statistics are reported in aggregate form and are used to optimize the web experience for visitors.

This site uses Internet protocol (IP) addresses. IP addresses are unique identifiers automatically assigned to each computer when logging onto the Internet. IP addresses allow us to collect much of the same information we collect through cookies, including browser type, what pages you visit, and how long you stay on the Site. In general, IP addresses allow us to identify problems with our servers, prepare aggregate demographic information and other information regarding this use of this Site, and improve the functions of this site.

We use "cookies" and other technologies to collect personally non-identifiable information from your visits to our website to enhance your overall site experience and for statistical purposes. A cookie is a block of data that a web server places on a user's PC. Typically, it is used to ease navigation through the site. However, it is also a useful means of the website identifying the user, tracking the user's path through the site, and identifying repeat visits to the site by the same user (or same user’s machine). This can then lead to a website owner being able to profile an individual user's browsing habits - and all potentially done without the knowledge, or consent, of the user.

Most browsers can be set to prevent cookies being downloaded onto a PC. You can look into the cookie or Temporary Internet folder of your PC and see if you can identify a cookie placed by your site. Cookies often, but not always, contain site names. However, if you turn off the cookies, some websites may not work properly.

Disclosure to Third Parties

NameGin does not share personal data provided by visitors of NameGin web sites with external third parties unless explicitly requested by the visitor. We sometime provide information to other companies that work on our behalf in order to help deliver publications or services as requested by a visitor or to facilitate the purpose for which the personal data was received.

NameGin does not use personal data collected from its websites to facilitate unsolicited marketing activities.

Please be aware that it is possible that personal data you provide to NameGin may be subject to disclosure under the law (e.g., pursuant to a statutory provision, a court order, or a subpoena) or in case NameGin needs to defend its rights.

In case you chose to be on a mailing list for periodic newsletter updates regarding NameGin services, you can send a notification to ContactUs if you no longer want to receive such communications. We will make reasonably efforts to honor your choice and refrain from sending you such announcements in the future as soon as possible.

Security of Your Personal Data

NameGin takes various organizational and technical steps to protect your personal data from unauthorized or unintended use or disclosure. However, you should note that no transfer of data over the internet is completely secure. While we use reasonable efforts to protect personal data under our control, when data is transferred over the Internet it may potentially be accessed and used by unauthorized parties. NameGin has no control over the performance or security of the Internet and does not warrant that any communication through the Internet is secure and is not liable for any damages resulting from a data breach due to any reason beyond NameGin’s reasonable control.

If you have questions regarding our web privacy practices and the protection of your personal data collected through our website,

please send an e-mail to ContactUs

Revised 1/2016

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